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21 Interesting Germany Facts


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With these 21 Interesting Germany Facts, you'll have information which you can test your friends with. You may even know most of these bite size German facts but you may not ... either way I hope you find them of interest. Having spend time learning a foreign language, I do wish I had taken the time to learn more about the country first as I feel sure this would have helped keep the interest more.

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21 Interesting Germany Facts

  1. 1. 21 Interesting Facts on Germany
  2. 2. Learning German 21 Facts on Germany The following 21 Facts on Germany may entice a person to want to learn more. Free Trial of German Language Online
  3. 3. Learning German 21 Facts on Germany 1 Germany, The Federal Republic of Germany, is in western central Europe. 2 Germany was one of the first founders of the European Union. 3 The capital city of Germany is Berlin and has the River Spree running through it. 4 Of the three main rivers in Germany, the Rhine, the Danube and the Elbe, the Danube is the largest.
  4. 4. Learning German 21 Facts on Germany 5 The second largest city in Germany is Hamburg. 6 In 1945 the country was divided into two states, East Germany and West Germany. 7 In 1990, the Germany Democratic Republic of East Germany reunited with the Federal Republic of Germany, West Germany. 8 The Federal Republic of German's Coat of Arms is a black eagle on a yellow shield.
  5. 5. Learning German 21 Facts on Germany 9 The German flag is a tricolour of equal horizontal dimensions starting with black, then red followed by, yellow. 10 There are 16 states in Germany. 11 It has a population of over 80 million inhabitants and is also the most populated country in the European Union. 12 For the majority of the 2008 recession, Germany was the major economic power in the European Union.
  6. 6. Learning German 21 Facts on Germany 13 Health - German's health care system dates back to 1883 when it was introduced by Otto Eduard Leopold, (known as Otto von Bismarck) Prince of Bismarck, making it the oldest health care system in the world. 14 Employment - Germany has enjoyed a healthy employment record through the 2008 recession and is implementing a one billion Euro budget for apprenticeships and training in Germany to help the unemployed of Spain, Portugal and Greece.
  7. 7. Learning German 21 Facts on Germany 15 Exports - their main exports at over 10%, are cars. They export mainly to France, followed by USA, Italy, United Kingdom and China. 16 Imports - their main import at over 4% is petroleum gases. They import from China, followed by Netherlands, France, Belgium-Luxembourg and Italy.
  8. 8. Learning German 21 Facts on Germany 17 Kinder-garden schooling is optional from the age of three to six. Schooling is compulsory from the age of six for at least nine years. 18 Duale Ausbildung ("dual education") is a combination of vocational training in a company together with a state-run course. 19 The alternative to Duale Ausbildung is Gymnasium, which has a strong emphasis on academia to degree levels of education.
  9. 9. Learning German 21 Facts on Germany 20 Boris Franz Becker (born 22 November 1967) was the youngest ever winner of the men's singles title at Wimbledon at the age of 17. 21 Albert Einstein is one of the most famous people to have been born in Germany. Einstein published his famous "Special Theory of Relativity" in 1905.
  10. 10. Learning German 21 Facts on Germany FREE Trial German Language Online